This DIY is nothing short of lovely. It’s so cute that we all collectively agreed that we’d be more than happy to keep it up year round. Who knew a little wool and a few acorn caps could go such a long way?! Strung along your mantle, atop your tree, or draped down your staircase… instant merriment!

MaterialsDish soap
White wool roving
Acorn caps
Gold spraypaint
Electric drill
5/64” drillbit
Gold thread or wire
Hot glue gun & glue sticks
Scissors

instructions

step-1Drill two small holes in the caps of the acorns.

step-2Spraypaint the acorn caps gold and let dry.

step-3Fill a small bowl with hot water and dish soap, and a second bowl with hot water. Grab a small tuft of wool roving and dip into the soap water, then roll between your palms in a circular motion until a small ball is formed. If you see a sharp line in the ball you can cover with another bit of roving and roll around until the ball is smooth. Place the ball in the acorn cap to check the size- you can continue adding roving if you need it to be bigger. Once you are happy with the size, dip into the hot water bowl and squeeze out. Reshape into a ball and squeeze one end slightly to be more of a point to look more like an acorn. Place on a paper towel to air dry and repeat until you have enough balls to fill all the acorn caps.

step-4Thread an acorn cap onto the gold thread and dab a bit of hot glue into the center of the cap. Press a wool acorn into the cap. Continue adding acorns to the thread about every 4-5”.

step-5Drape your garland on the Christmas tree, stair railing, or mantle!